Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Pilot Trip Reduction Grant Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for microtransit solution projects now due by 4 PM, March 15, 2019. All other projects applications are still due on March 4, 2019

For this first cycle (FYE 2019), up to $7 million is available to support the demonstration of microtransit solutions that provide first- and last-mile connections to mass transit in the Bay Area’s highly impacted and priority development areas.

The goal of this program is to test the potential of microtransit services to reduce single-occupancy commute-hour vehicle trips by conveniently and cost-effectively connecting commuters to mass transit. Eligible pilot projects must either operate in an area where no similar service exists or significantly expand existing service.

Grant funding is available to cover both initial start-up costs and up to two years of operational costs. Applications are due by 4 PM, March 4, 2019.

Applicants who are interested in applying for funding to support other types of trip reduction projects are encouraged to contact the Air District to discuss their proposal and to submit a full application by 4 PM, February 19, 2019. Projects that have previously received Transportation Fund for Clean Air, or TFCA, funding are not eligible for additional TFCA funding.

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Maximum Award Amount: 
$1,500,000.00

Maximum project award amount is 90% of total eligible costs, not to exceed $1.5 million. Minimum project award amount is $100,000.

Application Due Date: 
03-04-2019
Applications are due by 4 PM, March 4, 2019. Applicants who are interested in applying for funding to support other types of trip reduction projects are encouraged to contact the Air District to discuss their proposal and to submit a full application by 4 PM, February 19, 2019.
Implementing Sector
Implementing Sector: 
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Implementing Sector Address: 
375 Beale Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94105
Eligibility
Additional Eligibility Information: 
Congestion management agencies, public transit agencies, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and applicants who submitted a letter of interest to the Air District by March 2018 are all eligible to apply and to serve as project leads.
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The goal of this program is to test the potential of microtransit services to reduce single-occupancy commute-hour vehicle trips by conveniently and cost-effectively connecting commuters to mass transit. Eligible pilot projects must either operate in an area where no similar service exists or significantly expand existing service.
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